YCP/YOUTH COMPANY PROGRAMS SPRING TOUR
Mar
10
to Jun 10

YCP/YOUTH COMPANY PROGRAMS SPRING TOUR

YCP/YOUTH COMPANY PROGRAMS SPRING TOUR

March 10-June 10, 2019

Chosen by open audition, Cora’s 3-tiered YCP/Youth Company Programs include the performing ensembles JCYC/Junior Cora Youth Company (grades 4-8), CYC/Cora Youth Company (age 6-12); and Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance Apprentice Company, a select group working directly with the professional company Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance. YCPs provide intensive company experience to serious young dancers who perform each spring at local festivals, community events, and formal concerts and tour out of state! Don’t miss seeing these talented dancers in action! Upcoming events include:

Sunday, March 10, 11am-1pm: CORA DANCE’S CULTIVATION BRUNCH @ Cora Dance, 358 Van Brunt Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn. Join Cora Dance for live performances by all three YCP companies as well as the professional company while enjoying a light brunch and learning more about the organization and how to get involved! Admission: FREE! RSVP requested. Email Operations & Events Manager, Deanna Martinez at dmartinez@coradance.org or call 718-858-2520.

Tuesday, March 12, 6:30pm: YCP’S AT THE RED HOOK PUBLIC LIBRARY @ Red Hook Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, 7 Wolcott Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn. Cora’s Tier 1 & 2 Youth Companies - JCYC/Junior Cora Youth Company and CYC/Cora Youth Company - will perform works from their repertoire - including dances by Katie Dean, Shannon Hummel and Urban Step icon Maxine Lyle - for audiences of all ages. Admission: FREE! For more information, email Cora Programs Manager, Rebekah Bono at rbono@coradance.org or call 718-858-2520.

Saturday, March 16, 7:30pm: BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange’s Teen Arts Conference Performance Gala @ BAX, 421 5th Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Cora’s Tier 2 Youth Company, CYC/Cora Youth Company, will perform “In Waves” by guest artist Katie Dean as part of a showcase of works in this eclectic festival of performing arts groups from across NYC. Admission: $5 at the door. For more information, contact BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange at 718-832-0018

Friday, March 29-Sunday, March 31: The Trillium Performing Arts Concert @ The Lewis Theater, 865 South Court Street, Lewisburg, WV. Trillium Performing Arts presents its annual dance and movement theatre concert featuring the work of CORE artists from Trillium as well as the work of Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance’s Apprentice Company. Apprentice Dancers will present Hummel’s 1998 duet “Had You Been Here” and excerpts of the 2006 evening-length work “Elsewhere”. Hummel and dancers will also lead a workshop open to all levels of mover from 2:30-4pm Saturday, March 30 at Trillium. For information on workshop or performances, visit www.trilliumperformingarts.org or call 304-645-3003.

Saturday, May 4: Richmond Dance Festival’s NEXT GENERATION SHOWCASE @ Dogtown Dance Theatre, 109 West 15th Street, Richmond VA. Cora’s Tier 2 YCP ensemble - CYC/Cora Youth Company - will perform as part of this festival of young talent. For more information visit www.dogtowndancetheatre.com or call 804-230-8780.

Saturday, June 1, 7pm-MIDNIGHT! The 7th Annual RED HOOK COMMUNITY PROM @ South Brooklyn Community High School, 173 Conover Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn. Cora presents its beloved, RETRO high-school-prom-themed, kick-ass dance party: THE RED HOOK COMMUNITY PROM. Whether you want to relive it all or need a total re-do PROM is the place to make it happen! With photo booth by MVS Studios; an incredible silent auction; live performances by Cora’s professional and YCP companies; and throwback 70s, 80s, and 90s hits spun by DJ Robert Lux, this event will rock you like it’s 1999!  Proceeds support the scholarship fund and YCP/Youth Company Programs of Cora Dance. Admission is PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN (Suggested admission: $125. Suggested minimum: $10). Tickets go on sale March 1 at coradance.org. Contact Operations & Events Manager Deanna Martinez at dmartinez@coradance.org or call 718-858-2520 for info.

Sunday, June 9, 2pm and 7pm: Transitions: CORA’S YCP/YOUTH COMPANY PROGRAMS IN CONCERT @ Cora Dance, 358 Van Brunt Street, Red Hook Brooklyn. This culminating year-end concert features all three YCP ensembles - JCYC/Junior Cora Youth Company, CYC/Cora Youth Company and Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance’s Apprentice Company performing their entire repertoire of work in this 2018-2019 season. Works include choreography by Artistic Director Shannon Hummel as well artists Jess Burgess, Rebekah Bono, Katie Dean, Maxine Lyle, Juliana Marsh and Keon Washington. Admission is PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN: Suggested: $20. Minimum: $5. Tickets available online beginning March 15. Check back to purchase your ticket!

Monday, June 10: YCP Auditions. CONTACT PROGRAMS MANAGER REBEKAH BONO AT RBONO@CORADANCE.ORG FOR DETAILS.

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TRILLIUM PERFORMING ARTS CONCERT
Mar
29
to Mar 31

TRILLIUM PERFORMING ARTS CONCERT

Friday, March 29-Sunday, March 31: The Trillium Performing Arts Concert @ The Lewis Theater, 865 South Court Street, Lewisburg, WV. (Specific Showtimes TBD) Trillium Performing Arts presents its annual dance and movement theatre concert featuring the work of CORE artists from Trillium as well as the work of Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance’s Apprentice Company. Apprentice Dancers will present Hummel’s 1998 duet “Had You Been Here” and excerpts of the 2006 evening-length work “Elsewhere”. Hummel and dancers will also lead a workshop open to all levels of mover from 2:30-4pm Saturday, March 30 at Trillium. For information on workshop or performances, visit www.trilliumperformingarts.org or call 304-645-3003.

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Banner photo of Elsewhere by Shannon Hummel, pictured Rebekah Bono and Mateo Vidals. Pictures above by Steve Pisano: Down a Small Road w/ Anais Dallett and Mateo Vidals; Had You Been Here w/ Z’Yanah Gonzalez and Evangelina Vargas.

Banner photo of Elsewhere by Shannon Hummel, pictured Rebekah Bono and Mateo Vidals. Pictures above by Steve Pisano: Down a Small Road w/ Anais Dallett and Mateo Vidals; Had You Been Here w/ Z’Yanah Gonzalez and Evangelina Vargas.

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7TH ANNUAL RED HOOK COMMUNITY PROM!
Jun
1
7:00 PM19:00

7TH ANNUAL RED HOOK COMMUNITY PROM!

7TH ANNUAL RED HOOK COMMUNITY PROM

Saturday, June 1, 2019

7PM-MIDNIGHT @ SOUTH BROOKLYN COMMUNITY HS, 173 Conover Street in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Admission is PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN ($125 suggested, $10 minimum). Tickets available by clicking here. Advance purchase strongly encouraged.

(Banner photo: Kamau Ware. Other prom photos by MVS Studios.)

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WE ID! ALL AGES WELCOME. THOSE 16 AND UNDER MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.

Cora presents its beloved, RETRO high-school-prom-themed, kick-ass dance party: THE RED HOOK COMMUNITY PROM. Whether you want to relive it all or need a total re-do PROM is the place to make it happen! With photo booth by MVS Studios; an incredible silent auction; live performances by Cora’s professional and youth companies; and throwback 70s, 80s, and 90s hits spun by DJ Robert Lux, this event will rock you like it’s 1999!  Proceeds support the scholarship fund and YCP/Youth Company Programs of Cora Dance. FOR MORE INFORMATION, FUN PHOTOS, SPONSORS AND A BIT ABOUT PROM’S HISTORY, CLICK HERE.

 

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Cora Dance's "Transitions: A Student Dance Festival"  - 2019 STUDENT & YOUTH COMPANY CONCERTS
Jun
5
to Jun 9

Cora Dance's "Transitions: A Student Dance Festival" - 2019 STUDENT & YOUTH COMPANY CONCERTS

TRANSITIONS STUDENT CONCERTS:

After a year of extraordinary expansion, Cora has outgrown all previous venues in Red Hook for our Student and YCP/Youth Company Program Concert! As we are literally, in “transition” this summer, we will host a weeklong festival of dance in our home space at 358 Van Brunt Street as we share with you, up close and incredible, the achievements and artistry of our students this year!

Wednesday, June 5, 6pm: Transitions: Hip Hop in Concert

Thursday, June 6, 6pm: Transitions: Ballet in Concert

Friday, June 7, 6pm: Transitions: Modern and Tap in Concert

  • Parents/families of students may purchase 2 ADVANCE TICKETS in the Cora office beginning March 15. (SEATING IS LIMITED SO PURCHASE TICKETS EARLY! RSVP to Rebekah Bono at rbono@coradance.org if your family requires more than 2 tickets and we will do our best to accommodate.) General Admission for all others is PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN: Suggested $10 at the door only. Seating is limited and available on a first-come first-served basis.

TRANSITIONS YCP/YOUTH COMPANY CONCERTS:

Sunday, June 9, 2pm & 7pm: YCP/Youth Company Programs in Concert: Cora presents two opportunities to see our most dedicated and advanced students perform as part of three resident youth company ensembles: JCYC/Junior Cora Youth Company (Tier 1); CYC/Cora Youth Company (Tier 2); and the Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance Apprentice Company (Tier 3.) The concert features students performing works by professional choreographers Rebekah Bono, Jess Burgess, Katie Dean, Shannon Hummel, Maxine Lyle, Juliana Marsh, and Keon Washington. From step to modern to hip hop, don't miss this inspiring opportunity to see these talented young performers.

  • Admission is PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN: Suggested: $20. Minimum: $5. Tickets available online beginning April 15. Check back to purchase your ticket!

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BAX TEEN ARTS CONFERENCE
Mar
16
7:30 PM19:30

BAX TEEN ARTS CONFERENCE

Saturday, March 16, 7:30pm: BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange’s Teen Arts Conference Performance Gala @ BAX, 421 5th Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Cora Dance’s Tier 2 Youth Company, CYC/Cora Youth Company, will perform “In Waves” by guest artist Katie Dean as part of a showcase of works in this eclectic festival of performing arts groups from across NYC. Admission: $5 at the door. For more information, contact BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange at 718-832-0018

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DANCE AT THE RED HOOK PUBLIC LIBRARY
Mar
12
6:30 PM18:30

DANCE AT THE RED HOOK PUBLIC LIBRARY

Tuesday, March 12, 6:30pm: CORA DANCE’S YCP/YOUTH COMPANY PROGRAMS AT THE RED HOOK PUBLIC LIBRARY @ Red Hook Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, 7 Wolcott Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn. Cora’s Tier 1 & 2 Youth Companies - JCYC/Junior Cora Youth Company and CYC/Cora Youth Company - will perform works from their repertoire - including dances by Katie Dean, Shannon Hummel and Urban Step icon Maxine Lyle - for audiences of all ages. Admission: FREE! For more information, email Cora Programs Manager, Rebekah Bono at rbono@coradance.org or call 718-858-2520.


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CORA DANCE CULTIVATION BRUNCH!
Mar
10
11:00 AM11:00

CORA DANCE CULTIVATION BRUNCH!

Sunday, March 10, 2019

11am-1pm @ Cora Dance, 358 Van Brunt Street in Red Hook, Brooklyn

Admission: FREE

RSVP at info@coradance.org

Come join Cora Dance for light fare while you hear about the work of the professional company, youth companies, pay-what-you-can school and the services provided by Cora Dance. Find out ways of getting involved from registering for classes, volunteering or joining our Board of Directors. See live performances by Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance and the YCP/Youth Company Programs and learn how to get involved with the Cora community.

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gifts: SHANNON HUMMEL/CORA DANCE'S 2019 NYC SEASON PREMIER
Jan
22
to Jan 26

gifts: SHANNON HUMMEL/CORA DANCE'S 2019 NYC SEASON PREMIER

gifts: the latest work by Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance
Tuesday – Friday, January 22-26 @ 8pm

@ Treasure Island Storage, 183 Lorraine Street, Brooklyn NY

Tickets: $30*. Tickets and detailed event info can be found at www.giftsbk.com

gifts is the latest site-based work by choreographer Shannon Hummel. In the 20th anniversary season of her company Cora Dance, Hummel pushes the limits of confinement and imagination, sequestering dancers and audience in an intensely isolated location – which was undisclosed until performance – to paint a harsh world where value is defined by circumstance. gifts calls into question whether persistent belief in safety is worth dismissing the possibility of deep pleasure and challenges performers and audience to find deep beauty in the present moment. A journey of textures, tastes, sounds, smells, and images – real and imagined – gifts is a frank look at a world absent of sensuality whose possibilities for rejuvenation are available only in the imagination.


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choreography and direction by Cora Dance Artistic Director Shannon Hummel in collaboration with Cora Dance company members Katie Dean and Kelsey Kramer

Original score by composer Hans Bilger

Scenic design and prop construction by Shannon Hummel
Scenic consultation by Scott Pfaffman

Lighting design by Severn Clay-Youman

Costume design and construction by Maria Kofman

Project Manager and Company Assistant: Nicole Assanti

Backstage Crew: Nicole Assanti, Nahisha McCoy, Henry Pires, Evangelina Vargas

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20 YEARS OF CORA: GALA & RETROSPECTIVE
Sep
22
7:00 PM19:00

20 YEARS OF CORA: GALA & RETROSPECTIVE

20 YEARS OF CORA: A GALA RETROSPECTIVE

Saturday, September 22, 2018

7pm @ ATELIER ROQUETTE, 63 Commerce Street in Red Hook, Brooklyn

Admission: $100 per person

Tickets available at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3567899

Cora Dance inaugurates its first formal Gala with a special retrospective highlighting 20 years of Founding Artistic Director, Shannon Hummel’s choreography with the company. With cuisine and cocktails by chef Monica Byrne of Atelier Roquette, this evening of intimate elegance and artistic celebration features works spanning from 1998 to a sneak-peek of the upcoming 2019 NYC Premier, GIFTS. Generously produced by In-Kind Event Producers, Atelier Roquette.

Photo credit: Anja Hitzenberger

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